i’m a year to twenty.
soon to be twenty-one,
twenty four, and suddenly halfway to fifty;
when life gets a little more busy,
perhaps with a few kids running around,
and god forbid—my breath smelling like whisky.
then i’d turn sixty,
hopefully still as witty
and my tongue just as filthy.
and perhaps by then,
i’d gladly sell my kidney,
because it’s no biggie,
if it means god takes pity
and returns me back to my fifties,